Researchers investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on sea turtles found that over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were likely present in the northern Gulf of Mexico during the 87-day oil spill. The study, led by researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, has important implications for international management and restoration efforts following oil spills.
Continue reading 5 years on: Researchers suggest Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact reached beyond Gulf of Mexico
“While we’ve made great progress, there is more to do. We are in the early stages of developing a new National Bycatch Strategy, and we want your input.” U.S. NOAA Fisheries announced it is specifically seeking feedback on the following topics re. bycatch: What do we do well? What can we do better? How can we improve our effectiveness? Are there specific science and management approaches we should emphasize? How should we prioritize our activities? What kind of incentives would help fishermen minimize bycatch? How can we use partnerships to be more effective?